No Global Warming 500

Another good race is in the can.

I guess Albert Hammond was wrong.

I presume all the Olympic references to the 29’s pit stop have been done by now, so I’ll move on.

You can win by being good. You can win by being lucky. But if you’re good and you’re lucky, you’re not likely to lose. It’s back to business for the 48.

Don’t be surprised if 1: The 24 misses the Chase and 2: Jeff Gordon retires at the end of the year. Hopefully you’re old enough to have witnessed Jeff’s run from 1995 through 1998. Except for his missing the championship by “this much” in ’96, JJ’s feat would not seem as impressive as it is. During that span not only did Jeff  have  three championships, but he also had an incredible 40 wins. That’s almost 50% more than Jimmie had during his 4 year domination. (Of course, Jimmie isn’t finished with his streak yet.) There’s also a reasonable likelihood that Jeff would have a couple more titles if the Chase format had not been instituted. Don’t misunderstand, I believe  Jeff still has the ability to win a championship. I don’t think the team has that ability.

2-21-82: Dave Marcis got his 5th and final win in the rain- shortened Richmond 400. Dave also “built the engine and drove the truck”.

2-21-88: Neil Bonnett won the final race at the old Richmond Fairgrounds.

If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with the Almond brothers (Keith and Earl).

References: racing-reference.info and Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years Of Stock Car Racing”.

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